Cherry Blossom Edition: Gay Dad's Guide To The Weekend
Squeeze the most out of your Saturdays and Sundays! Here are our weekly suggestions on how to spend your precious weekend hours, gay-dad style. Want our guide in your inbox each Friday? Subscribe here!
No logos, free shipping, and bold fun colors have us primed to dress our kids in Primary this Easter weekend. Check out the Polo Baby Suit for boys and Baby Dress for girls. Need a diaper bag to match your color-blocked babes? Check out some recommendations submitted by readers this week.
Article: How the Gays Stole Easter
Check out our feature story this week. It recalls a moment, 11 years ago, when dozens of gay and lesbian families descended on the nation's capital to take part in one of the longest running (and oddest) family traditions: the White House Easter Egg Roll.
Listen: Trey Pearson
Last year, Christian rocker Trey Pearson made headlines when he came out to his fans in a letter. The dad of two is making waves again, but this time for his first solo project. Check it out on Teen Vogue and then read about some other brave dads who came out later in life here.
Watch: “Grace and Frankie”
Once the Easter eggs are all found and the kids are tucked in bed, we’ll be streaming season 3 of the Netflix hit "Grace and Frankie." What are our favorite (and only) 70-year-old gay TV dads, Robert and Sol, up to this year? When you're done binging, read a thing or two gay dads can learn from TV moms.
Baby's First Ford: A Crib
Forbes reported this week that Ford has designed a crib meant to lull your baby to sleep by simulating car noises. Does this mean no more late night drives around the block to get baby to snooze?
Read: “All I Love And Know" Novel
We’re picking Judith Frank's latest novel, "All I Love and Know," for our weekend read this week. The story, called an "emotional saga" by the Boston Globe, involves two young gay men who find themselves navigating life after becoming the sudden guardians of a 6-year-old boy.
This weekend in Brooklyn ... Cherry Blossoms!
It's cherry blossom season! This weekend, we're headed down to the Brooklyn Botanic Garden to check out all the latest plants in bloom. Check out this New York Times profile on Ruiyan Xu, whose job it is to map each of the garden’s 174 trees on this map as they bloom.
In Next Week's Guide... We're Taking Chances!
What better day to try something new than National Take a Chance day on April 23rd! Tell us about a chance you plan to take at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Over 2 years ago, we spoke with experienced filmmaker Carlton Smith about his documentary featuring gay dad families created through foster-adopt. It was a heartfelt project that shone a light on the number of children in foster care (roughly 400,000 as referenced at the time) who desperately needed a home. And the large population of same-sex couples, many newly married, who were interested in starting families of their own.
"Let's skip," my daughter said on our way to school the other week. She took my hand and started skipping along, pulling me forward to urge me to do the same.
Wouldn't it look, well, gay, for me to skip down the street? In public? I wasn't willingly going to make myself look like a sissy.
As part of our ongoing #GWKThenAndNow series, we talk to dads who have gone the distance and been together a great many years. Terry and Michael have been together 15 years, have two children, and live in Orlando, Florida. We find out how it began, and what they look for in a partner in life, love and fatherhood.
Johnathon and Corey, both 29, met in 2011 working for the same employer. And since their first date, they've been inseparable. Johnathon is a full-time student pursuing a degree in Human Services, and once he completes his degree, he will return to his Native American tribe to help fellow Native American families in need. Corey is a stay-at-home dad. Together they adopted 6-year-old twins, Greyson and Porter, from foster care on June 1, 2017. We caught up with the first-time dads to see how fatherhood was treating them.
The Long Island Adoptive Families support group was created by parents going through the adoption process or who had already adopted. It was a great way to help members navigate the path of adoption whether it be private domestic, international agency, domestic agency or foster care. We spoke with Chemene, one of the founders, and found out how this group is supporting local gay men interested in becoming fathers.